antique finds from cannon falls

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone48 Comments

I decided it was finally time to start exploring my local area a bit more in search of new-to-me antique honey holes.  I’ve been so busy with the house and the kids and just trying to establish a routine in our new city, that I haven’t been outside of the bubble of Rochester very many times.  I haven’t even done … Read More

Junk Bonanza Buys

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone55 Comments

Oh man, oh man!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve spent the last day and a half at Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN and I am pooped!  It was so much fun, though, and such a great event.  I took lots of pictures and I’ll tell you all about it next week. Today, though, I’ll just share … Read More

blue & white transferware details

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds30 Comments

I’ve been asked a lot lately about my pale blue & white antique dishes, specifically about the handleless cups and the pattern, so I thought I would share the details with everyone. I found my first handless cup several years ago.  I’m not generally a lover or collector of teacups, but I loved the more functional shape of these.  They … Read More

five reasons you need hemp oil in your life & answers to FAQs

Marian ParsonsCleaning & care, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Painting & Refinishing, Popular50 Comments

When you’re around something for a while, whether it’s a smell, an environment, something you created or wrote, it’s easy to not appreciate or notice it any longer. Sometimes I’ll go back and read a post I wrote years ago, that I have completely forgotten about and it makes me laugh and I can see my blog in a fresh … Read More

Tuscany, Paris, & Junk Bonanza

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Artistic Endeavors, Balance72 Comments

I have a couple of very exciting trips and events coming up this year that I wanted to share, in case you’re able to join me.  The first one is a biggie. A few months ago, I received an e-mail from one of my MMS Milk Paint retailers, Dana, of Le Beau Chateau.  She is a seasoned world traveler and … Read More

craigslist confession

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Cleaning & care, Favorite Finds, Furniture Makeovers54 Comments

Sooooo….about that “no spend February”… I’ve actually been doing well with it and have said “no” or “later” to many things I wanted to buy in the moment. But, I made the mistake of browsing on craigslist.  Even as I was doing it, I knew it wasn’t smart.  But, we’re working on my office and I needed a storage piece.  … Read More